• "Original and sympathetic... Like John Iriving he draws credible, emotionally engaging characters, who find themselves afflicted by the oddest and most unexpected of mishaps... One of those rare novels that is so touching and so odd, you couldn't make it up"

    The Times
  • "One of the most enjoyable reads of the year"

    Time Out
  • "Peopled with beautifully-drawn characters and full of colour, drama and pathos, this is a superb first novel"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "If this was a film it would be made by the Coen brothers. Quirky, charming and very funny"

  • "Very accomplished... Edgar is a brilliant creation"

    The Bookseller